In response to all the well earned criticism, Rosen now blames blogs for his shattered credibility.
Glenn Greenwald does a suburb job calling Rosen out,
First, even when the most establishment "journalists" such as Rosen get caught engaging in patently irresponsible behavior, they still find a way to blame blogs rather than themselves (I thought I was just blogging, and reckless gossip is what bloggers do). It wasn't blogs that "reported" Saddam Hussein's acquisition of scary aluminum tubes for nuclear weapons or that Iraq was behind the anthrax attacks; it wasn't blogs that glorified Jessica Lynch's nonexistent heroic firefight with Iraqi goons; it wasn't blogs that turned John Edwards into The Breck Girl and John Kerry into a "French-looking" weakling; and it wasn't blogs that presented retired military generals who were participating in a Pentagon propaganda program and saddled with countless undisclosed conflicts as "independent analysts."Greenwald also points out that Rosen's claim that he was blogging is a lie (my word). Rosen's hit piece was an online article and did not appear in any of TNR's blogs.
Here is an NPR story appearing on air today on the whole Rosen flap.